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  • The Professor Is In

  • The Essential Guide to Turning Your PhD into a Job
  • By: Karen Kelsky
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their PhDs. And each year only a small percentage of them will land jobs that justify and reward their investments. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts and many more who simply give up in frustration. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help job seekers join the select few who get the most out of their PhDs.

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  • Listen early

  • By Mallory Whiteduck on 04-13-18

Listen early

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Reviewed: 04-13-18

Doing a PhD is a unique animal of sorts and there isn’t an abundance of literature dealing with the specific subject. This book, with its ever important goal of getting PhDs into jobs, also helped me to take the long view of my degree. That what is important now, in my second year, will be a distant memory by the time I enter the job maker gives me solace and reminds me that I’m in training for a job, not writing my life’s work (yet). A tome with many helpful tips. Read it early in your program.

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